Valley of the Moon Winery
Daily 10am - 4:30pm
Valley of the Moon Winery borrows its name from the English translation of the Native American word Sonoma and has been at the heart of the region’s winemaking heritage since its founding in 1941. Its historic winery is located on the once-prosperous Madrone Vineyard Estate, originally planted in 1863, where it thrived in the pre-prohibition era of the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Over its storied history the winery, then known as Madrone Vineyards, changed hands many times and has survived through many iterations. In 1941, the estate was sold to Italian sausage makers Enrico Parducci and Peter Domenici. The pair renamed the estate ‘Valley of the Moon’ in deference to its deep roots in Sonoma Valley.
Today, 150 years since its original planting, Valley of the Moon Winery is undergoing nothing short of a momentous renaissance to finally take its rightful place among Sonoma Valley’s most celebrated wineries.
“Valley of the Moon … we are Sonoma.”
Experience the new Valley of the Moon Winery
The original gateway to the stunning Sonoma Valley, Valley of the Moon offers wines of extraordinary quality and exceptional experience in the heart of the valley that bears its name.
• Daily barrel tastings
• Rugged vineyard tours
• Food and wine pairings prepared by the acclaimed winery chef
• Live music and events
• Bocce courts and picnic areas
Winemaker’s Selection: $15 per person
Enjoy Valley of the Moon wines at the dynamic tasting bar or on the elegant outdoor patio.
Barrel Tasting: $25 per person
A treat for experts and novices alike. Get an intimate view of the historic winery and the importance of barrels in winemaking by tasting the award-winning wines right from the barrel.
$35 per person
Take a walk on the Moon and dive into the history of Sonoma Valley and Valley of the Moon Winery.
Includes a tour of the grounds, a look at the vineyards and an examination at the winemaking process.
A 90-minute experience – reservations are required
Private food and wine tasting experiences, corporate outings and events are also available!